In Between Days

In Between Days

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The Hardings are teetering on the brink. Elson - once one of Houston's most promising architects, who never quite lived up to expectations - is recently divorced from his wife of thirty years, Cadence. Their grown son, Richard, is still living at home: driving his mother's minivan, working at a local coffee shop, resisting the career as a writer that beckons him. But when Chloe Harding gets kicked out of her East Coast college, for reasons she can't explain to either her parents or her older brother, the Hardings' lives start to unravel. Chloe returns to Houston, but the dangers set in motion back at school prove inescapable. Told with piercing insight, taut psychological suspense, and the wisdom of a true master of character, this is a novel about the vagaries of love and family, about betrayal and forgiveness, about the possibility and impossibility of coming home.
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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162 x 241 x 31mm | 653g
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0224089838
  • 9780224089838

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Andrew Porter’s poised study of the meaning of love, family and home has a meatier, more suspenseful plot than you’d anticipate.
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This is a beautifully written and immaculately observed portrait of what happens to the splinters of a broken family, and their shared concept of home. Terrific. * The Times * Compelling, perceptive. -- David Evans * Financial Times * Andrew Porter's poised study of the meaning of love, family and home has a meatier, more suspenseful plot than you'd anticipate. -- Hephzibah Anderson * Daily Mail *
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About Andrew Porter

Andrew Porter is the author of the story collection The Theory of Light and Matter. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has received a Pushcard Prize, a James Michener/Copernicus Fellowship and the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. His work has appeared in One Story, The Threepenny Review and on public radio's Selected Shorts. Currently he teaches fiction writing and directs the creative writing program at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
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2,695 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 32% (869)
4 30% (819)
3 25% (666)
2 11% (285)
1 2% (56)
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